The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said a total of 57,737 persons were registered in the first three days in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise.
The commission also disclosed that 4,913 others collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) while 1,820 persons applied for transfer of their previous polling units (PUs).
INEC, in a statement yesterday after the weekly meeting of its management staff, further stated that 1,117 persons applied for replacement of their lost or damaged PVCs within the same period.
The statement, which was signed by Prince Adedeji Soyebi, Chairman, Information and Voter Education, noted that the commission was impressed with the turnout of people and the peaceful conduct of the exercise.
“The commission is however aware of a few challenges, including the distance of the registration centres from some prospective registrants, especially some of our citizens residing in the rural areas and the slowness of a number of the Direct Data Capture machines (DDC).
“The commission plans to address these and other challenges as the exercise progresses,” the statement assured.
It appealed to all eligible Nigerians who were yet to register and those who registered but have not collected their PVCs to take advantage of the exercise to do so.
INEC embarked on nationwide voter registration exercise on April 27th in the 774 local government areas across the country.